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Agreed... clearer, and somewhat more familiar (in standard posix regex sense). Thanks for clarifying @Craig.

However, I am also trying to comprehend the comment by @Choonster:
> Use `require("lpeg")` if you want to manually create all the patterns
> or `require("re")` if you want to use a regular _expression_ syntax
> instead.

If someone can share 2 small illustrative examples of when to use which one, or why -- it'd be excellent. I know that I am perhaps asking for too much.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Craig Barnes <> wrote:
On 24 September 2013 14:29, Jayanth Acharya <> wrote:
> Somewhat confused... isn't the LPEG module included using:
>    require("lpeg")
> and not:
>    require("re")
> Is it the regex emulation done using LPEG ?

Yep, it's a separate module included with LPeg[1]. It's mostly PEG
notation[2] with a few Lua specific extras. I'm not sure if it was the
best example to use but I find it much clearer to read.